An Evening of Short Stories -- The MacDowell Colony: A Centennial Celebration
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London's National Theatre is broadcasting its original stage production of King Lear, and you can catch a live screening of the show at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space. Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens) in the title role of Shakespeare's epic tragedy. Regarded as among Shakespeare's greatest plays, King Lear depicts an aging monarch's descent into madness as his family and country are torn apart by the ambition and jealousy of his children. This sweeping legend depicts the devastating consequences of pride, as King Lear's hubris and his daughters' ambitions destroy not just their own family, but an entire nation as well. Learn More
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex), Susan Minot (Evening) and Monique Truong (The Book of Salt), who have all been nurtured and inspired by the isolation and vital community of The MacDowell Colony, introduce short stories by emerging writers who have also spent time there. James Baldwin called it a place "to crouch in order to spring."
Located in the woods of southern New Hampshire, The MacDowell Colony has been giving artists the freedom to create and interact with other artists across disciplines for 100 years. Leonard Bernstein, Willa Cather, Aaron Copeland, Galway Kinnell, Virgil Thompson, Alice Walker and Thornton Wilder have all retreated there.